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Old 02-17-2002, 10:41 AM   #1
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Mandrake 8.1, Driver Install, Modem, CD-Rom Problems?

Ok I get through the set-up process and can boot to KDE or GNOME, etc. But I don't understand the following:

Problem 1: Modem-
My modem, a USR CP5610 (linux compatable hardware modem) doesn't seem to work. Mandrake always says "Modem Busy". I initiall specified the com port (COM3) for the modem, and upon initial boot it changed it to "dev/modem/". I have tied all availabe (listed in the config utility) other options and they basically all have exactly the same result?

Do I have to install drivers for this? Even if it recognizes it?

Problem 2: CD-Rom's
My CD drivers can be viewed in the hardware settings, but I can't view them in the desktop. I put in a disk and don't see anything on the desktop and can't find how to access them elsewhere.

Do I need to mount them? They are detected during install as hddc and hddd. How do I access/install them?

Old 02-17-2002, 11:16 AM   #2
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Ok, I got the CD-Rom thing to work. That I was just a dumb newbie about. I didn't know you could just right click on the desktop and make a new icon to access cd-rom drivers etc.

So now I can access and mount/unmount both my cd-rom drives.

However, my modem is still out of commission...


I get the following error message "modem busy". I have also noticed that in the internet set-up wizard on autodetect it doesn't want me to configure my modem, it wants me to configure my pci 10/100 and pci wireless lan's, but not the modem?


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